1. Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey: What's Your New Spring Jam?

    April 23, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Vote now! April has been a month of several high-profile single releases, with pop stars tossing out a few bids to soundtrack both this month's showers and May flowers. Three songs -- the latest radio offerings from Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey -- have us hitting the repeat…

  2. Pharrell Williams Still Atop Hot 100; Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown Reach Top 10

    April 23, 2014 2:59 PM EDT 'Happy' leads for a ninth week and takes over atop Streaming Songs, while Timberlake and Brown add to their top 10 totals. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week and reaches No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart at last. Meanwhile,…

  3. Pharrell's 'Marilyn Monroe' Video Loaded With Colorful Hats, Sexy Dancers: Watch

    April 23, 2014 1:37 PM EDT The just-released music video for "Marilyn Monroe," the opening track of Pharrell Williams' newest album, “G I R L,” certainly doesn't fall short of sexy dancers or multiple color versions of the artist's signature hat. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track…

  4. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tops Britain’s All-Time Downloaded Chart

    April 23, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been revealed as the most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom. The controversial hit (which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams) is one of only two songs to sell more than 1.5 million downloads, according to a new countdown compiled by the…

  5. Sigur Rós Front Man Jónsi and Alex Somers to Score New Show 'Manhattan'

    April 22, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Sigur Rós front man Jónsi and artist Alex Somers will score WGN America’s series on the race to build the atomic bomb in the 1940s, “Manhattan.” For Jonsi – born Jon Thor Birgisson – it is his first television venture, having previously scored Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” in 2011, a…

  6. 15 Non-Rappers Rapping: James Franco, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon & More

    April 22, 2014 4:55 PM EDT White men may not be able to jump, but that doesn't stop some of them -- or anyone else, really -- from trying to rap. News anchor Brian Williams has added Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" to an impressive resume of rap song covers (including Sugar Hill Gang's  "…

  7. Steve Aoki Announces New Double Album, Madison Square Garden Release Party

    April 22, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Steve Aoki today (April 22) announced that the first half of his forthcoming double record “Neon Future I” will be released August 12 on Dim Mak/Ultra Music. Its companion half “Neon Future II" is scheduled to hit stores early next year. Steve Aoki Discusses 'Neon Future' Album…

  8. Aloe Blacc: 4 Steps To His Success

    April 22, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Aloe Blacc's "Lift Your Sprit" debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in March after his vocal turn on Avicii's 2013 hit "Wake Me Up"  and his own new single "The Man" turned up the buzz. Now that he's also been a mentor on "The Voice" and…

  9. Brian Williams Raps About 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch

    April 22, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Jimmy Fallon invited one of his favorite guests back to "The Tonight Show" on Monday -- "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. True to form, Williams was the subject of another "Rapper's Delight" video , which featured the familiar formula of clips of him…

  10. Adidas' Music Gamble: Why They're Betting on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West

    April 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT More than just a marketing coup, Kanye West's defection from Nike -- where he helped design the coveted Air Yeezy sneaker -- to Adidas in December signaled a redoubling of the 64-year-old publicly traded German brand's fashion-focused strategy for sneaker dominance. Although…

  11. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy,' John Legend's 'All Of Me' Expand Reigns

    April 21, 2014 6:05 PM EDT 'Happy' takes over atop a sixth singular-format Billboard airplay chart, while 'All of Me' grants Legend his first Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs No. 1s. Plus, new No. 1s for A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Fitz and the Tantrums and more Chart Highlights offers a…

  12. SoMo Talks 'Ride' & Self-Titled Debut Album

    April 21, 2014 4:18 PM EDT Until two years ago, music was just a hobby for SoMo. Then he wrote his first original song. "I was having fun doing covers on YouTube," recalls the 26-year-old R&B singer. "But I realized I could express myself through my own words -- and people might listen." They…

  13. Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley

    April 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Damian Marley. Nas Photographer Danny Clinch…

  14. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Taps Jay Z, T.I. Usher for Another Guest-Filled Set

    April 20, 2014 7:51 AM EDT Following his set at last week's Coachella Festival , fans wondered if Pharrell Williams could possibly have any more surprises up his sleeve. After all, his hour on April 12 included sit ins from Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), Nelly (“Hot in Herre”), and Snoop Dogg (“Drop It Like It&…

  15. Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join NBC's 'The Voice'

    April 18, 2014 9:58 PM EDT Gwen Stefani may be headed headed for The Voice. The No Doubt singer is in talks join the NBC competition series for season seven as a coach, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. She would take over for Christina Aguilera, who  announced in February that she was pregnant with her…

  16. NBA Playoffs 2014 Playlist: 16 Songs For Round 1

    April 18, 2014 4:03 PM EDT From Daft Punk soundtracking Charlotte to Jennifer Lopez reaping the Clippers, check out the anthems that best describe this year's playoff teams. The NBA regular season is finally over and the postseason finally begins on Saturday (Apr. 19), with the Miami Heat trying for a third…

  17. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut

    April 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Her new song appears headed for the list's top half next week thanks to expected high sales following her buzzworthy Coachella set Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week's Billboard Hot 100. Highlights of the…

  18. Future Shares 'I Won' Video Feat. Kanye West (Watch)

    April 17, 2014 9:09 PM EDT In anticipation of next week’s release of his upcoming album, "Honest" (April 22), Future has released a Hype Williams direction-track for the Kanye West-featuring single “I Won” .  The video shows the two rappers waxing romantic on a beach, while buxom babes model in the sand and…

  19. Lost Radio Program Featuring Hank Williams Found

    April 17, 2014 7:24 PM EDT Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle' "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs…

  20. Coachella Boosts Justin Bieber and Beyonce Up Social 50 Chart

    April 17, 2014 5:12 PM EDT During a slow week on the Social 50 chart, the first weekend of the Coachella festival (April 11-13) in Indio, Calif. spurs some big gains for a couple superstar acts. 14 Surprise Coachella Performers: Beyonce, Bieber, Gwen & More The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube,…

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